Antique Quilt Exhibits: Summer Through Fall 2017
From Flying Down to Rio
Buy yourself a seat inside the plane and take a trip to
see these shows and conferences.
Huntington Library. Becoming America: Highlights from the Jonathan and Karin Fielding Collection. The Fieldings' new wing exhibits objects from their folk-arts collection including quilts. Their focus: American ingenuity in art for utilitarian purposes by craftspeople in 18th & 19th century rural New England. Through October, 2019.
California, San Diego
Mingei Museum of Folk Art. Kantha, 40 Indian pieces made from recycled sari and decoratively stitched. October 28 -March 25, 2018.
New England Quilt Museum. Gilding the Lily: Embroidery in Quilts Past and Present. August 31 - December 30
IQSCM staff Eduardo Jimenez at Off the Grid
International Quilt Study Center & Museum/Quilt House.
Off the Grid: The Bill Volckening Collection. Through August 27, 2017.
Block by Block: American Quilts in the Industrial Age. Curator: Janice Frisch. August 4-November 30, 2017.Red & White Quilts from the IQSCM Education Collection. September 26-November 22, 2017
The Netherlands, Leeuwarden
Fries Museum. Chintz, Cotton in Bloom. Through September 10, 2017.
New Hampshire, Manchester
The American Quilt Study Group's annual seminar is October 18-23, 2017. There will be many local exhibits with a special seminar show: Chintz, Calamanco, and Cotton: Quilts of New England.
New York City
American Folk Art Museum. War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics. September 6, 2017–January 7, 2018. 29 quilts made by men using British uniform wools.
Ohio, CincinnatiTaft Museum of Art. Elegant Geometry: British & American Mosaic Patchwork Quilts. Traveling Exhibit from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. October 21, 2017–January 21, 2018.
Mercer Museum. The Mary Schafer Collection: A Legacy of Quilt History, traveling exhibit from the Great Lakes Quilt Center. May 13 - August 13, 2017.
South Carolina, Charleston
Charleston Museum. This year's quilt show: Piece by Piece Quilts Inspired by Nature. Through August.
Texas Quilt Museum. Hearts and Flowers: Antique Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Through October 1, 2017
Pieced Traditions: Jean Lovell Collects. Through October 31, 2017
Virginia Quilt Museum.
Two Golden Ages of Applique. Curated by Debby Cooney. Explores various forms of textile applique
in two different eras: 1840-1870 and 1920-1940.
July 27 - 29: "Friction, Fray, and Fabric: Textiles in the First World War" - 3rd Annual Virginia Quilt Museum Symposium
Colonial Williamsburg, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. A Century of African-American Quilts features twelve quilts from the collection dating from 1875. Through January, 2018.
Printed Fashions: Textiles for Clothing and the Home, 1700-1820 includes a few quilts (one with a John Hewson panel) and a lot of early fabrics.
Wisconsin History Center. Pieces of the Past: Quilts Tell a Story. Extended through August, 2017.http://marathoncountyhistory.org/facilities/exhibits